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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 1 — Jan. 14, 2013
  • pp: 382–390

A reliable, sensitive and fast optical fiber hydrogen sensor based on surface plasmon resonance

Cédric Perrotton, Ruud. J. Westerwaal, Nicolas Javahiraly, Martin Slaman, Herman Schreuders, Bernard Dam, and Patrick Meyrueis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 382-390 (2013)

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We report for the first time on the experimental response of a Surface Plasmon Resonance fiber optic sensor based on wavelength modulation for hydrogen sensing. This approach of measuring the hydrogen concentration makes the sensor insensitive to intensity fluctuations. The intrinsic fiber sensor developed provides remote sensing and enables the possibility of multi-points sensing. The sensor consists of a multilayer of 35 nm Au / 180 nm SiO2/ Pd deposited on a step- index multimode fiber core. The sensitivity and selectivity of the sensor are optimal at a Pd thickness of 3.75 nm. The sensor is sensitive to a hydrogen concentration ranging between 0.5 and 4% H2 in Ar, with a response time less than 15 s.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors

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Original Manuscript: April 12, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 26, 2012
Published: January 4, 2013

Cédric Perrotton, Ruud. J. Westerwaal, Nicolas Javahiraly, Martin Slaman, Herman Schreuders, Bernard Dam, and Patrick Meyrueis, "A reliable, sensitive and fast optical fiber hydrogen sensor based on surface plasmon resonance," Opt. Express 21, 382-390 (2013)

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